(1971) – The first of the two 18-hole courses that make up the Carolina Trace private golf community is the Lake Course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Lake Course opened for play in 1971. Jones, Sr.’s creativity of design is apparent in the Lake Course and remains visible on every hole. The Lake Course winds around the 315-acre Lake Trace with such captivating views that maintaining focus on ones golf game can be difficult. The fairways and tees are Bermuda grass and the greens have recently been upgraded to the ultra dwarf Mini Verde grass. The second eighteen at this North Carolina private golf community is the Creek Course, which opened for play in 1979. The Creek Course features dramatic elevation changes, rolling terrain, and a meandering creek interspersed among the 18 holes. The narrow fairways are Bermuda grass with the greens featuring Crenshaw Bent grass.

Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
Location: Sanford, NC
Minutes from Talamore: 30

Lake Yards Rating Slope
Black 6837 73.5 136
Blue 6283 71.1 138
White 5714 62.8 122
Gold 5211 66.6 114
Creek Yards Rating Slope
Black 6845 73.5 113
Blue 6315 71.2 129
White 5778 62.3 123
Gold 5357 66.1 118